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Lois M. Galloway

July 6, 2016

Lois M. GallowayLois M. Galloway, 89, of Watertown and currently of Ives Hill Retirement Community, passed away Wednesday morning, July 6, 2016, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

At her request a memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church at a time and date to be announced with burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Lois was born in Alexandria Bay on September 26, 1926, daughter of James I. and Amy B. Wells Mallen. She attended schools in Alexandria Bay and graduated from Morrisburg (Ontario, Canada) Collegiate Institute.

On October 10, 1952 she married W. Robert Galloway at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. David B. Watermulder officiating. Mr. Galloway, an engineering technician for NYS DOT, died January 4, 1999.

She was a Stenographer for the Jefferson County Clerk's Office, working in the automobile bureau from 1947 - 1962. But most of her life, she enjoyed being very active with her family and her life. Lois was a member and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church, member of United Presbyterian Women Organization, and played the hand bells for the church well into the 2000's.

Because of her athletic parents and her mother's love of golf, Lois began playing at age 12. Between 1947 - 1986 she won a record eighteen women's city golf championships, receiving her last at age 59. She also had placed as runner-up twelve times. She was a member of Watertown Golf Club and Ives Hill Country Club and once moving to the retirement community in 2008, enjoyed watching the golfers from her apartment. She was very active with the Miss New York State Pageant when it was held in Watertown. Lois was a member of the Republican Women's Club, where she had held office, Jefferson County Historical Society, the Samaritan Medical Center Auxiliary, where she volunteered in the gift shop and delivered mail, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She also was a member of Lyric Theatre and Morning Musicals. Lois enjoyed playing with Watertown's Duplicate Bridge Club and just playing bridge with her friends, especially after a round of 18 holes. From 1945 until the mid 1970's, she was a member of several local bowling leagues that also traveled for tournaments after winning their local divisions.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy G. Gill, Roanoke, VA, son, James R. Galloway, Charlotte, NC, and two grandchildren, Evan B. Gill, Blacksburg, VA and Lauren E. Gill, Roanoke, VA. Lois is also survived by her brother, Richard I. Mallen, age 97, who resides in Roanoke, VA. He was formerly of Alexandria Bay and Morrisburg, Ontario, where he was known as Dick Mallen. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Donations in her name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#11 Amy G Gill 2016-09-18 09:01
A Memorial Service will be held for My Mom Lois M. Galloway on Monday September 26 @ 11:00am, with a reception following. Location: First Presbyterian Church, Watertown, NY, the reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church.
All our Welcome, please come and share in our memories.
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#10 Pamela Marcinkowski 2016-07-26 14:57
I knew Lois from Ives Hill Retirement Community. What a sweet woman she was. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be greatly missed.
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#9 Barbie Hurd Barry 2016-07-13 11:13
Good Afternoon,
My name is Barbie Hurd Barry. I played many rounds of golf with Lois either participating or officiating in some capacity. I was the Brantingham Club Champ and also the Thousand Islands Tournament of Champions winner back in the 80's and 90's. Lois always had a welcoming smile and hug for me. She will be missed. My thoughts are with the family.
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#8 Amy G Gill 2016-07-12 13:01
This is Lois's daughter Amy, I thank everyone for their kind words and prayers, My Mom was a true legend and one of the most outgoing people I have ever known. She was proud of her grandchildren and never missed a beat when it came to brag on them. My son Evan is 21 he is working towards his Bachelors @ Virginia Tech and my daughter Lauren 17, will be a senior in the fall, she is the singer, dancer and actress of the family and also has Mom's athletic ability. If you would like to get in touch with me, my email is . I know most everyone on this list. I remember your mother Suzanne, I waited on her many times at the club. Once again Thank you for your prayers, thoughts and memories of my MoM. Amy
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#7 Ercile Whiting 2016-07-11 18:48
Miss you Lois...my good friend. So deeply saddened by this recent news. I will fondly remember our great times working on the Miss NY State Pageants. Your witty, outgoing personality, made the days we spent together very special.

To Amy & Jim: So very sorry for the loss of your mom. Forever keep her memories in your heart.

To the Mallen & Galloway families: May the love of family & friends be of comfort to you at this time.

E. Whiting Tampa, FL
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#6 Brian&J anet Davis 2016-07-11 11:29
We are saddened at the news of Lois's passing . Sending prayers of peace and blessings to the family
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#5 Cindy Barker 2016-07-10 11:14
So sorry to hear about Lois.I enjoyed our visits while doing her hair. She would tell me about all the TV shows she watched and their characters. Her golf history is awesome. May memories of her comfort you at this difficult time.She will be missed. Deepest sympathy.
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#4 Anne Varno 2016-07-09 19:35
I remember so well being neighbors with The Galloways and always seeing Lois in the mornings when Amy and I would walk to school together and Lois driving us on rainy days... Such a kind and happy woman. Amy and Jim, never forget all those great memories of being raised by a wonderful woman...
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#3 Jim & Chris Dickson 2016-07-09 10:38
May Lois an Bob rest in peace. Old Brainard St nieghbors
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#2 Suzanne Hodge Philli 2016-07-08 06:32
My mother, Esther Hodge, was a long time member of the Watertown Golf Club..she was also a long time bowler. She was much older than Mrs. Galloway..in fact, if she were alive, today would be her 109 birthday. I heard her mention Mrs. Galloway's name many times, according her the honor an athlete of her caliber deserved. I am sorry for the great loss Mrs. Galloway's death is to her family and friends.
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